Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Do all seven year old boys like to collect things? Isaac is collecting coins, rocks, and Nerf guns. He's been working on his times table for our homeschool math, but he didn't get excited about it until he discovered online multiplication games that allowed him to print a certificate every time he won the game. He printed out so many certificates that we finally suggested he set a goal of how many certificates to earn, and we promised him a big celebration when he succeeded. Here he is on our celebration day with all the certificates he earned.
A couple of days later I walked into the room and found him printing out another certificate. "Didn't you finish that up?" I asked him.
"Those were multiplication certificates," he told me. "This is fractions."
I think we'll just buy another ink cartridge for the printer.
Isaac's favorite online multiplication games are here and here and here and here. I love this use of computer technology--can't think of a better way to do rote memorization. We're always glad to get more suggestions of great (free) online math games.